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The Republic of China (Taiwan) completes second CEDAW report the Cabinet of the Republic of China (Taiwan) published its second national report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of discrimination against women (CEDAW) on January 10. The report has the significant efforts of the country between 2009 and 2012, to promote gender equality in accordance with the UN standards on all fronts. The report of the Cabinet informed of Taiwan’s creation of equality mechanisms; Review and amend the relevant legislation to improve the protection of women’s rights; Increasing the participation of women in politics and opportunities for participation in public affairs, national women’s organizations, support to join international bodies, the personal security of women to improve education and labour rights and the protection of the health, welfare, family and women’s marriage rights. In June of this year, foreign experts will be invited to Taiwan, the Report to examine and to submit comments about the efforts of the country to promote equality. The meeting will be attended by representatives of all five branches of the Government as well as by non-governmental organizations, to create an international platform of dialogue, which should help the nation to enable the UN Convention on the Elimination of discrimination against women (CEDAW) in accordance with the international guidelines. The UN Convention has become on the Elimination of discrimination against women (CEDAW), which in 1979 was adopted by the United Nations and signed by 186 countries, one of the most important international codes for the protection of rights for women. (ca)

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